Tiger Woods cruises to victory at Torrey Pines
(Photo: Jake Roth, USA TODAY Sports)
SAN DIEGO — It looks like it will be a major year for Tiger Woods.
Hindered by the dawdling pace of play and a faulty driver, Woods nevertheless polished off another tour de force around these parts on a sun-splashed Monday to win the delayed Farmers Insurance Open for the seventh time.
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Struggling but never in any danger of collapsing over the final 11 holes on the South Course at seaside Torrey Pines, Woods finished at 14 under par with his even-par 72 in the final round to win his 75th career title by four shots over defending champion Brandt Snedeker and John Teater.
The win bodes well for Woods — and not so much for his colleagues.
In the six previous seasons that Woods won the Farmers, he never won fewer than four tournaments that year. That included eight wins twice and years of seven, six and five victories. The year he won four — in 2008 — he played just six events as he had season-ending surgery to his left knee following his win in the U.S. Open — at Torrey Pines.
In five of those six years when he won the Farmers, Woods triumphed in a major championship. The lone year he didn’t pull a Farmers-major double was 2003. Continue reading